monday through friday, taking off only national holidays, until they reach a deal in the fiscal cliff. in other words, no deal, no break. and while we have to avoid the fiscal cliff, we need to achieve a grand bargain next year so we can avoid the fiscal abyss. so the president should also congress on congress to work monday through friday every week, except for federal holidays, next year, until we have a grand bargain. it time these people started working full-time and generating results. >> susie: well, that sounds like a good way to tackle this huge problem. but what are the chances that congressional lawmakers can agree at the end of the day on some kind of solution? >> well, susie, i think we have to be realist iic, you're not going to get a so-called grand bargain in a lame duck session. there's a reason it's called lame duck. but i think what we can do is end up agreeing on not extending, for example, the 2% payroll tax cut, that saves $100 billion.